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Cynthia Nixon


Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Indiscretions," "Angels in America," "The Heidi ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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  The Adderall Diaries (filming)
Jen Davis
 2014 Ruth & Alex
Niece
 2014 Hannibal (TV Series)
Kade Prurnell
- Mizumono (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
- Hassun (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
- Sakizuki (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
- Kaiseki (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series)
Petranilla
- Checkmate (2012) ... Petranilla
- Queen (2012) ... Petranilla
- Rook (2012) ... Petranilla
- A People Revolt (2012) ... Petranilla (credit only)
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Cynthia Nixon
- Kidnapped by Danger (2012) ... Cynthia Nixon
 2011 Rampart
Barbara
 2010-2011 The Big C (TV Series)
Rebecca
- A Little Death (2011) ... Rebecca
- The Little c (2011) ... Rebecca
- Sexual Healing (2011) ... Rebecca
- Musical Chairs (2011) ... Rebecca
 2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Amanda Rollins
- Icarus (2011) ... Amanda Rollins
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Michele Davis
 2009 An Englishman in New York
Penny Arcade
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Janis Donovan
- Alternate (2007) ... Janis Donovan
 2007 The Babysitters
Gail Beltran
 2007 Me, Eloise (TV Series)
- Eloise Goes to Hollywood (2007) ... (voice)
 2006 3 lbs. (TV Series)
Dr. Karin Hanson
- Plugged In (2006)
- Bad Boys (2006) ... Dr. Karin Hanson
- Disarming (2006) ... Dr. Karin Hanson
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series)
Anica Jovanovich
 2005 One Last Thing...
Karen Jameison
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie)
Eleanor Roosevelt
 2005 ER (TV Series)
Ellie Shore
 2003 The Paper Mache Chase (Short)
Janice
 2000 Papa's Angels (TV Movie)
Sharon Jenkins
 1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Melina Richardson / Sister Sarah
- Into the Fire (1999) ... Melina Richardson / Sister Sarah
 1999 The Out-of-Towners
Sheena
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Trudy
- Alien Radio (1999) ... Trudy
 1996 'M' Word
Cara
 1996 The Cottonwood
Donna
 1996 Marvin's Room
Retirement Home Director
 1996 Early Edition (TV Series)
Sheila
- Baby (1996) ... Sheila
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Melissa
- Aloha Nash (1996) ... Melissa
 1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
- Children Remember the Holocaust (1995) ... (voice)
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
- The Using Game (1995)
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Vivian Campbell
- Pilot (1994) ... Vivian Campbell
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Alice Stark
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Alice Morgan
- Threshold of Fear (1993) ... Alice Morgan
 1992 Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings! (TV Short)
 1992 Through an Open Window (Short)
Nancy Cooper
 1991 Face of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Tina
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Movie)
Donna
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
Janet Raft
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Laura Di Biasi
- Subterranean Homeboy Blues (1990) ... Laura Di Biasi
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Annie
- Gathering Clouds: Part 2 (1990) ... Annie
- Gathering Clouds: Part 1 (1990) ... Annie
 1982-1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah / Shirley Talley
- Women & Wallace (1990) ... Sarah
- The Fifth of July (1982) ... Shirley Talley
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Jackie
- Silent Fury (1989) ... Jackie
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Allison Parrish Slocum
- Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) ... Allison Parrish Slocum
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Doreen
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Jenny Anderman
 1985 O.C. and Stiggs
Michelle
 1984 Amadeus
Lorl
 1983 I Am the Cheese
Amy Hertz
 1979-1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Amy Cassidy / Melanie Gamble
- It's No Crush, I'm in Love (1983) ... Amy Cassidy
- Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid (1979) ... Melanie Gamble
 1982 My Body, My Child (TV Movie)
Nancy
 1981 Tattoo
Cindy
 1981 Prince of the City
Jeannie
 1981 The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (TV Movie)
Sue Ellen
 1980 Little Darlings
Sunshine
 1979 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Melissa
- The Rocking Chair Rebellion (1979) ... Melissa
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Other Works:

: Played "Jean Brodie" in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", a play by Jay Presson Allen (New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

My private life is private. But at the same time, I have nothing to hide. So what I will say is that I am very happy. [on being asked by The New York Daily News about her relationship with Christine Marinoni in September 2004] See more »

Trivia:

An only child. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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